Formal Name: Cordia spp.
Color: Ranges from tan to golden brown to pale golden yellow, with irregular brown streaks. Heartwood is sharply demarcated from the greyish or yellowish sapwood. With age, the heartwood can be tobacco colored or dark brown with almost black streaks.
Grain: Varies from straight-grained to roey. Contains shallowly interlocked grain. Medium texture.
Workability: Easily worked and machined with good results, although may dull cutters. Despite a high amount of natural oils, gluing is usually problem free.
Physical Properties: Very dense, hard, heavy wood, with high high shock resistance. Good steam bending classification. Excellent for turnings.
Uses: fine furniture, figured veneer, turnings, small product handles, pens, specialty items where figure is desired
Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior
Origin: Central America, Latin America
Wood is a natural product. Some variation in color and grain pattern will occur between samples, images on this website, photographs and any specific installation.